We’re at the Future of Web Applications conference sitting in a presentation by Mark Zuckerberg – CEO Facebook.
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Twitter has decided to drop the distribution of outgoing SMS in the UK, citing escalating cost.
While UK users will still be able to update Twitter using their mobiles, those updates will not be distributed via SMS to their ‘followers.’ Updates will still be visible over the Web, as previously, as well as other, third-party services.
We’ve been users of WordPress for many years and are huge fans of the free-to-use publishing platform.
Yesterday was the first time that we’ve hit a major problem with it – and it was a significant one.
We use it on many of our publications including VentnorBlog, that covers Isle of Wight News.
Currently burning up the blogosphere is the hot rumour that search giants Google are in final negotiations to acquire the user-driven, social content website Digg for “around $200 Million.”
Years late to the party, Hasbro and Mattel look to oust the unofficial Facebook hit app.
The unauthorised Scrabble rip-off ‘Scrabulous’ continues to be a phenomenal hit on the social networking site Facebook, despite the best efforts of copyright owners Hasbro and Mattel to get the application closed down.
With more and more online chatters using wireless instant messaging for both personal and business use, it’s not surprising that dodgy types are queuing up to try and eavesdrop on the conversation.
With more users helping themselves to free unencrypted wireless networks in cafes, libraries etc, it’s easier than ever to grab IM passwords as they whizz through the air, IM security is becoming a growing issue.
Continue reading Facebook IM Chat: “Least Secure”
It appears that no-one is immune to Internet fads these days, even traditional venerable institutions such as Oxford English Dictionary (OED) are getting involved.
(Amazingly the OED is only 80 years old – it’s one of those things that you would have assume had been around since the invention of the print press in Europe by Gutenberg … or before.)
Accessing social networking websites on your mobile is apparently the “next big thing” according to the spods at Neilsen Research, with UK users leading the European vanguard.
Their research has revealed that 1.7 per cent of UK mobile phone subscribers (that’s 810,000 users) have used their Internet enabled handsets to visit popular social networking sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace during the first quarter of this year.
We’ve all seen the rise of social networks and their replacement by others, as the fashion changes.
Many devoted their lives to MySpace when it arose, collecting as many MySpace ‘friends’ as possible to show others of their ‘friends’ just how ‘popular’ they were.